Zoom in or out of a document

You can zoom in to get a close-up view of your file or zoom out to see more of the page at a reduced size. You can also save a particular zoom setting with a document or template, presentation, or worksheet.

Quickly zoom in or out of a document, presentation, or worksheet

  1. In Word, Outlook, PowerPoint or Excel, on the status bar, click the Zoom slider .

    Zoom slider

  2. Slide to the percentage zoom setting that you want. Click - or + to zoom in gradual increments.

Note: In Outlook, the zoom slider zooms only the content in the Reading Pane.

Choose a particular zoom setting

You can choose how much of a document, presentation, or worksheet you view on the screen.

In Microsoft Word

Do one of the following:

Zoom group on the View tab

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%. This returns the view to 100% zoom.

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click One Page, Multiple Pages, or Page Width.

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

In Microsoft PowerPoint

Do one of the following:

Zoom group on View tab

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Fit to Window, which changes the current slide to the size of your PowerPoint window.

    Note: There also is a Fit to Window button near the zoom slider on the status bar. Zoom slider

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

In Microsoft Excel

Do one of the following:

Zoom group on View tab

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom 100%.

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom to Selection, which maximizes the view of cells that you've selected.

  • On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom, and then enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

In Microsoft Outlook

In the main Outlook window, the zoom slider is the only way to zoom in or out. When you are reading or editing a message, zoom from the ribbon:

  1. In an open message, on the Message tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.

  2. In the Zoom dialog box, enter a percentage or choose any other settings that you want.

Save a zoom setting in PowerPoint or Excel

Note: Word doesn't save zoom settings in documents. Instead, it opens a document at the last zoom level you used.

  1. Open the presentation or worksheet that you want to save with a particular zoom setting.

  2. On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Zoom.

  3. Choose the setting that you want.

  4. Click Save.

    Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+S

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